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. >> i'm not sure i agree with the premise that it's a big defeat for president obama. clearly, it's something he wanted to happen, chris. i think he never had it on his agenda until newtown occurred. once newtown happened, there was a sudden shift in terms of the polls, american public opinion, and people said, we need to do something. we can't have small children slaughtered in an i dyllic community like newtown, connecticut. right now the emphasis is can the senate work with anybody. the silent filibuster -- you had a clear majority of the senators, 55, who supported this legislation, and as congresswoman harman pointed out, this was a compromise legislation. this was no hard line. the question becomes, should they have not ever focused on assault weapons? should they have never focused on high capacity magazines? did that waste time? should the president have acted more quickly in the wake of newtown to get this done? these are all tactical measures. as harry reid, the majority leader in the senate, said this week, if you have 90% of the american people and 80% of republicans s
in the united states senate. look at the congress agriculture rating, 79 percent of americans say congress does not work. they are not -- they do not have the feeling about president obama. >>chris: so, not a big defeat for president obama? >> of course it is. he went around the country and on wednesday night he had a meltdown in the rose garden because the senators actually voted the way they felt was the right way to vote is there a serious public policy argument for background checks --. >> the farrents of newtown want something done. >> i have the greatest empathy for the parents but they never made a public policy argument for the bill. >> the policy argument is so clear we should not have easy access to guns people who have criminal records or people with any kind record or who are many tale comp at this . should not be allowed to get it. we see in newtown but each day in the streets of washington, dc, chicago, new york, a slaughter because we will not do anything. >> we have the tightest gun control legislation. >> the guns come from places with lax gun control legislation. >>chris: i wi
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